So you need a last minute Halloween costume… Why do you do this to yourself, this last minute Halloween costume idea search? And on Halloween itself? Regardless, you are in luck. The internet is the perfect place to search out the last minute Halloween costume, because there are a plethora of websites willing to share their ideas with the desperate parent, the trick-or-treater, or adult in dire need of a costume idea and how to put it together at the last minute.
One of the best ways to find ideas is to go to a costume website — like HalloweenExpress.com, which boasts over 16,000 costume ideas — and look at their costumes, see if there is anything there you might like to become, and see if you can construct such a costume with what you might have handy at home (you know: wigs, make-up, clothes, etc.). Some costumes might require a quick trip down to the nearest craft store or WalMart to add finishing pieces. The best example for this Halloween season would be the popular Balloon Boy costume. You could have ordered an official costume at Microflight.com, but that would have defeated the whole last minute costume adrenaline rush. But now that time has passed (but you can still go to the website and check out the ad, which is quite humorous), so go to where mylar balloons are sold and buy the biggest silver balloon they have (inflated and as saucer-shaped as possible). Then find a cardboard box and cut a circular hole in the center of the bottom of it big enough fro you to insert your head. Get an adhesive sticker to writer “As seen on TV” or “As seen on CNN” and attach it to a visually prominent place. Voila! You’re Balloon Boy.
But if that doesn’t suit your taste, there are plenty others. Go to Parents magazine’s website. They have several last minute costume ideas — like crayons, an octopus, a wildflower, a knight — to get your child or adolescent ready for Halloween.
At InventorSpot, last minute Halloween costume ideas can be created from junk, like an old umbrella (to make bat wings), black stockings and ski gloves (to construct and moose’s head), and an old stuffed bear (to use as a covering and mask).
Halloween.com has a list of over 50 last minute Halloween costume ideas and a quick link to a forum that discusses Halloween costumes.
Maybe next year, you could think a little ahead. (Thinking way ahead, the day after Halloween is a good day to find hundreds of costume at reduced prices.) But if you’re still searching around when All Hallow’s Eve is upon you again, the internet and even more websites will be waiting to help our for your last minute Halloween costume needs.
Other cheap and easy-to-make at home costume ideas for Halloween.